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June 29, 2012
PG-13 , 1 hr 33 min
777 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: An intrepid 6-year-old (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father in a remote Delta community.
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By Ty Burr
She's (Hushpuppy) trying to make sense of this world, and the movie, pitched between realism and fable, is the story of how she finally...
Wall Street Journal
By Joe Morgenstern
There's no trace of calculation, only artistic ambitions and hopes that have come to fruition in the year's finest film thus far.
The Hollywood Reporter
By Todd McCarthy
It's very much an art piece, to be sure, but it feels like a genuine one that, while meditated, speaks fluently and truly for the place,...
By Steven Rea
Beasts of the Southern Wild transports us to places that are peculiar and dangerous and magical, and makes us feel weirdly at home.
By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie is small, local, and idiosyncratic. Then again, it's also a thing of beauty and originality - and for that, sustained huzzahs are...
By Peter Travers
There's no way you won't be captivated by Wallis, chosen ahead of 3,500 candidates to play the tiny folk hero who narrates the story. Her...
San Francisco Chronicle
By Amy Biancolli
The film is its own beast, and it's a rare one.
By Claudia Puig
It's unlikely there will be a film as visually stunning or poetic this year - or perhaps any year - to rival Beasts of the Southern Wild.
By Michelle Orange
The success of this exuberant, affecting debut feature from director Benh Zeitlin depends on his ability to universalize the particular, in...
New York Daily News
By Joe Neumaier
Winds up feeling like a form of emotional tourism. The images recall Terrence Malick, but the film fills "atmosphere" into dry narrative...
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Rated PG-13 | For Child Imperilment, Brief Sensuality, Language, Some Disturbing Images and Thematic Material
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+
Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.
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